Posts Tagged ‘Grilling’

Cooking Out Keys Style

Sunday, May 24th, 2009
Cooking Out Florida Keys Style.

Cooking Out Florida Keys Style.

I apologize for the lack of posts in the recent week.  I have good reason – vacation.  We just returned back from the Florida Keys – Hawks Cay on Duck Key to be exact.  So very nice!

It was a week full of sun, good food, massages, facials, fishing, kayaking and friends.  So you can understand the lack of posts.

We spent most of our time with Drew and Jen, our two friends that live there – how lucky are they?  Drew was nice enough to take us out fishing – which you can imagine is hard work since we both are pretty much useless when it comes to fishing.  

Fishing in the Florida Keys

Fishing in the Florida Keys

Drew also took us on a two hour eco-tour on kayak.   Overall, kayaking was fun – and great exercise!  We explored - seeing a good amount of wildlife.  Unfortunetely, we had a loss - Joe’s wedding band.  The ocean floor must be littered with lost wedding bands.

After the day of kayaking we were starving, so it was back to Drew’s for a cook out – Key’s Style as I like to say.  Margaritas, guacamole, split lobster tails with chili lime butter, grilled steaks, grilled corn and more margaritas

Grilled Corn and Lobster Tails with Chili Lime Butter

Grilled Corn and Lobster Tails with Chili Lime Butter

Jen makes a mean margarita!  So good in fact that I had to “borrow” the recipe.  The recipe contains beer, which at first I thought was odd - but trust me, it really is good.  The beer seems to mellow out the tartness of the limeade which makes for smooth drinking.   Oh yeah, and I should  probably mention that these are pretty strong.  As my husband says, “these will get you where your going”… you have been warned.  Make these on the next sunny day for an instant vacation.

Jen's Margaritas

Jen's Margaritas

Jen’s Margaritas

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 can or bottle of light beer
  • 1 can frozen limeade
  • 7 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces orange liquor (Gran Marnier or Triple Sec)


1.) Blend and serve over ice.

2.) Drink

3.) Repeat

Time to Break Out the Charcoal Grill!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Two Chimney Starters are Better Than One!

Two Chimney Starters are Better Than One!

I am looking out my window today and what a dreary day it is.  Why can’t every day be cook out weather

We had great weather this past weekend – perfect  for a few Corona’s and the Weber.   Ahh…the beauty of the charcoal grill.  My husband loves his Weber, he prefers it to a gas grill any day.   Most people say that it takes too long to get the coals hot enough – those people have probably never used a chimney starter.  Chimney starters eliminate the need for of lighter fluid which can taint the flavor of foods, they also get your coals extremely hot, quickly!